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Shippensburg University
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1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
P: 717.477.1231
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Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

Shippensburg University grants advanced placement (AP) and college level examination program (CLEP) credit for general and subject area examinations based on the guidelines as established by The College Board. The College Board administers examinations for the these courses nationally each year. For more information on the courses and examinations, see your high school counselor.

 Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) coursework prepares students for the academic demands of college.

Students planning to attend Shippensburg University who submit official AP or CLEP score reports receive significant benefits:

     provides you instant college-level academic credit and eliminates required courses you already mastered in high school.
     allows you to accelerate your undergraduate degree program, saving time and money.

Click here to register for CLEP tests online. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Credit Information

Find out how many credits you can earn at Shippensburg University through Advanced Placement (AP) using the following chart.

Advanced Placement ExamAP Grade RequiredCreditsEquivalent Course
Art History3, 4 or 53ART 232
Art Studio - Drawing3, 4 or 53ART 110
Art Studio - General Portfolio3, 4 or 53ART 101
Art Studio - 2D Design3, 4 or 53ART 215
Art Studio - 3D Design3, 4 or 53ART 218
Biology54BIO 161
Biology3 or 43BIO 100
Calculus AB3, 4 or 54MAT 211
Calculus BC3, 4 or 54MAT 212
Chemistry3, 4 or 53CHM 105
Chemistry - Completed Lab Reports

 Must be submitted to the Chemistry department for review/decision.

2CHM 125
Computer Science A3, 4 or 54CSC 110 & CSC 106
Computer Science AB3, 4 or 54CSC 110 & CSC 106
English Composition & Language3, 4 or 53ENG 106
English Literature & Composition3, 4 or 53ENG 250
Environmental Science3, 4 or 53BIO 145
European History3, 4 or 53HIS 106
French Language4 or 53FRN 202
French Language33FRN 103
French Literature3, 4 or 53French Transfer
German Language4 or 53GER 203
German Language33GER 103
German Literature3, 4 or 53German Transfer
Human Geography3, 4 or 53GEO 140
Latin3, 4 or 53For. Lang. Trans.
Macroeconomics4 or 53ECO 101
Microeconomics4 or 53ECO 102
Music - Theory4 or 53MUS 212
Physics 13, 4 or 54PHY 121 and PHY 123 (lecture and lab) 
Physics 23, 4 or 54PHY 122 and PHY 125 (lecture and lab) 
Physics B3, 4 or 53PHY 110
Physics C - Elec./Magnetism/Mechanics3, 4 or 54PHY 121 and PHY 123 (lecture and lab)
Political Science - U.S. Gov't and Pol.3, 4 or 53PLS 100
Pol. Science - Comp. Gov't. and Politics3, 4 or 53PLS 251
Psychology3, 4 or 53PSY 101
Spanish Language4 or 53SPN 202
Spanish Language33SPN 103
Spanish Literature3, 4 or 53Spanish Transfer
Statistics3, 4 or 54MAT 117
U.S. History3, 4 or 53HIS 202
World History3, 4 or 53HIS 106

NOTE: Advanced Placement credit is awarded at Shippensburg University for Advanced Placement examinations not shown. Please contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office if you have questions (717-477-1151).

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit Information

Find out how many credits you can earn at Shippensburg University through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) using the following chart. Examination score range from 20 to 80.

You may earn up to 30 college credits through CLEP examinations. 

CLEP General ExaminationsMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
Humanities503ART 101
Natural Sciences503BIO 100
Social Sciences and History503SOC 101
CLEP Subject Examinations
Composition and LiteratureMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
American Literature506ENG 233, ENG 234
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature503ENG 250
College Composition503ENG 106
English Literature506ENG 236,
ENG 237
College Composition Modular503ENG 106
Foreign LanguagesMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
College French Levels 1 & 2
Level 1 (2 semesters)506FRN 101, FRN 102
Level 2 (4 semesters)62above plus FRN 103 and FRN 202
College German Levels 1 & 2
Level 1 (2 semesters)506GER 101, GER 102
Level 2 (4 semesters)636above plus GER 103 and GER 203
College Spanish Levels 1 & 2
Level 1 (2 semesters)506SPN 101, SPN 102
Level 2 (4 semesters)666SPN 103 and SPN 202
Social Sciences and HistoryMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
American Government503PLS 100
American History I: Early Colonization to 1877503HIS 201
American History II: 1865 to the Present503HIS 202
Human Growth and Development503PSY transfer
Introduction to Educational Psychology503TCH 260
Introductory Macroeconomics503ECO 101
Introductory Microeconomics503ECO 102
Introductory Psychology503PSY 101
Introductory Sociology503SOC 101
Western Civilization I: Ancient near East to 1648503HIS 105
Western Civilization II: 1648 to Present503HIS 106
Science and MathematicsMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
Calculus with Elemental Functions504MAT 211
College Algebra503MAT 140B
College Algebra - Trigonometry503MAT 175
General Biology503BIO 100
General Chemistry503CHM 103
Trigonometry503Math Transfer
Precalculus    503MAT 175
BusinessMinimum GradeCreditsEquivalent Course
Information Systems and Computer Applications503CSC 103
Introductory Accounting506Bus Adm Transfer
Introductory Business Law503Bus Adm Transfer
Principles of Management503Bus Adm Transfer
Principles of Marketing503Bus Adm Transfer

NOTE: CLEP credit may be awarded at Shippensburg University for CLEP examinations not shown. Please contact the College of Arts and Sciences dean's office if you have questions (717-477-1151).